The Uncomfortable Dead (What’s Missing Is Missing) (Sept., $14.95) by Subcomandante Marcos and Paco Ignacio Taibo II creates a fiendishly contorted plot with two intersecting story lines told in alternating chapters. 20,000 first printing.
A Dangerous Man (Sept., $12.95) by Charlie Huston follows Six Bad Things, concluding the trilogy starring reluctant hit man Henry Thompson. Ad/promo.
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Classic Tales of Horror: Volume One (Sept., $16.95), edited by Adele Hartley, launches a series with stories from Great Britain, Russia and the U.S.
East Fifth Bliss (Oct., $14.95) by Douglas Light. Morris Bliss sees his life careen out of control thanks to his friends, his lover and his own inertia.
BITTER LEMON PRESS
A Walk in the Dark (Oct., $14.95) by Gianrico Carofiglio. In the second thriller about lawyer Guido Guerrieri, a young woman accuses an Italian judge’s son of battery.
JOHN DANIEL & CO.
Eye of God (Sept., $13.95) by Jon L. Breen asks if a newly born-again PI can see a controversial televangelist clearly amid fraud and murder.
Crack City (Nov., $14.95) by Renay Jackson. Chaos ensues when a drug kingpin strikes a deal with a couple who have cocaine connections.
Widows and Orphans (Oct., $12.99) by Susan Meissner initiates the Rachael Flynn mystery series.
Carbs & Cadavers: A Supper Club Mystery (Sept., $12.95) by J.B. Stanley. The “Flab Five” dieters shed pounds and discover a killer.
Scoop: A Cauley MacKinnon Novel (Sept., $13.95) by Kit Frazier. An obituary writer questions a friend’s suicide.
Mary’s Prayer (Nov., $13.95) by Martyn Waites ventures into Newcastle’s shadowy underworld.
Limitations (Nov., $13) by Scott Turow. This legal mystery, which features the return of Judge George Mason from Personal Injuries, ran in 16 installments in the New York Times Magazine earlier this year. 250,000 first printing. $250,000 ad/promo.
RED DRESS INK
The Key (Dec., $13.95) by Jennifer Sturman. In the third book of the Rachel Benjamin series, Rachel wishes a Wall Street co-worker would die—and he does.
Love You to Death (Jan., $13.95) by Melissa Senate. Abby is the prime suspect when her ex-boyfriend is shot to death.
Cobra Trap (Oct., $14.95) by Peter O’Donnell collects short stories completing the Modesty Blaise series.
The Sword of Shame: A Historical Mystery (Oct., $14.95) by the Medieval Murderers represents a second collaboration of interlinked stories by Michael Jecks et al. A Simon & Schuster UK book.